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Christmas 2008

Christmas this year was a little different that we are used to…we had planned to make a trip to Vegas to see my parents and my baby sister in their new house but the weather was awful and the heater is not working in the Jeep…SO…we decided to wait.

We hadn’t put up any decorations because we were going to be gone…so, just a few days before Christmas, we put up a mini tree and a few decorations in the living room to get into the spirit of things.

Christmas morning was nice – the girls let Dan and I sleep until 9am!!! Then before we started opening presents, we put our traditional orange rolls in the oven to bake for breakfast – DeLiCiOuS!!


The highlight of Hailee’s Christmas was definitely her Twilight book autographed by Stephenie Meyer – she was speechless (and that doesn’t happen very often).


Ashley’s favorite thing was her “My Meeba” – one of those digital pet games. She has been asking for one for months so it was fun to see her excitement when she opened it…it gave itself away when it started making noise on its own ūüôā


Paige absolutely LOVES Littlest Pet Shop so, it was no surprise that she went nuts after opening all her new “pets.” She has been asking for the Butterscotch Horse (that you can sit on) forever but she is too big for it and mom couldn’t justify the cost if she couldn’t really play with it like it was intended.¬†The¬†My Little Ponies she got more than made up for it – she said she didn’t need Butterscotch anymore *whew*¬†


It was nice to spend a lazy morning with the girls, seeing all they received and hearing them say it was¬†“the best Christmas ever.”¬† The weather was lousy and their dad was a little late picking them up…that just gave me more time to¬†play with them before they left for¬†10 days!!

This holiday season I feel very blessed for my beautiful daughters, a loving and supportive husband, for my family who I love,¬†and for good friends. It truly¬†helped us appreciate the¬†true meaning of Christmas by taking¬†so much of the focus off the commercial aspect of it all.¬†We talked about¬†why and what we are celebrating this time of year –¬†we are so blessed and I am grateful for¬†the Savior and for¬†his sacrifice.

Merry Christmas!!


January 3, 2009 Posted by | my life, Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment